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state. in florida, nbc news now jekting president obama to be the winner in florida. it only took them four days after the election to be done. that puts president obama at 332 votes and president obama at 206 electoral votes. meanwhile, we've got a new result to bring you from california as well. republican congresswoman mary bono mack has conceded defeat so democrat ruiz will take office. bono mack served 14 years in office and she connie mack also lost election this year. >>> the obama administration pushing back, a deadline for the state to submit plans for health care exchange. a piece of the affordable health care act. they will now have an extra three weeks. states have the option of stepping aside and allowing the federal government to run it for them. the resignation of the general petraeus who stepped down as cia director on friday. multiple government sources tell nbc news that e-mails between petraeus and broadwell were indicative of an extramarital affair. kristen welker is joining me. let's start with the fbi investigation into this biographer paula broadwell. what can yo
the election, the counting is finally over in florida. more than a decade after bush versus gore, a lot of folks are wondering what's the matter with the sunshine state. >>> power struggle. nearly two weeks since the superstorm, tensions boil over as hundreds of thousands remain without power. >>> day of honor for the brave young girl who inspired millions with her message of empowerment. a worldwide show of support for malala. >>> and lessons from lincoln. >> by the people, for the people. >> as our nation's 16th president hits the big screen. >>> good evening. we have learned a great deal more today about what led to yesterday's abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus. the highly decorated retired general and former war commander stepped down after admitting to an extramarital affair exposed during the course of an fbi investigation. tonight we have learned petraeus was not at all the subject of the probe, but rather it was his biographer paula broadwell who first came to the attention of investigators, leading to an unexpected discovery. law enforcement and multiple u.s. of
with a bunch of federal level races still undecided. and the state in question is not florida for once. important updates coming up there including what may be a deconcession by a democrat who previously thought he had lost in a big important u.s. senate race. that's all ahead. >>> but we have to begin with breaking news out of washington. "the washington post" is reporting tonight that president obama is considering massachusetts senator john kerry as his new secretary of defense. that's right, defense. putting the decorated veteran and former presidential candidate in charge at the pentagon and not at the state department, as had been widely speculated. "the washington post" is sourcing its reporting to unnamed senior administration officials. senator kerry is also not commenting tonight. if senator kerry does move to the cabinet for defense or any other post, there will be an immediate political question for the democrats as to what happens to his u.s. senate seat in massachusetts. senator kerry had mostly been talked about as a potential replacement for secretary of state hillary c
and anonymous e-mails sent to a petraeus family friend, a florida woman named jill kelley. the source of those e-mails led them to the author of general's biographer, paula broadwell. correspondence between broadwell and petraeus displayed evidence on an extramarital affair. now leaders of congressional intelligence are demanding to know more about the fbi's scrutiny of the nation's top spy, especially its timing and why they were kept in the dark along with the rest of the nation. >> we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. the way i found out, i came back to washington thursday night. friday morning, the staff director told me there were a number of calls from press about this. i called david petraeus. >> and questions remain about why the president and white house were not notified until late last week, months after this all began and days after petraeus and broadwell were questioned in the case. >> once the fbi realized it was investigating the director of the cia or the cia director had come within its focus or its scope, i believe at that time they had an absolute oblig
next weekend to headline a republican event. does the popular gop senator from florida have designs on running for the next republican nomination? a source close to rubio says that kind of talk is way too premature. but ads about the state that kicks off the presidential caucus and primary calendar, it's always good to have friends in iowa. rubio is just one name in a large list of republicans who may consider runs for the white house. they include governors chris christie of new jersey, bob mcdonald and scott walker of wisconsin, ran paul of kentucky and john thune of south dakota, jeb bush of florida, former senator rick santorum who battled mitt romney deep into the primary, former governor mike huckabee who ran for president four years ago and the past two republican running mates, congressman paul ryan and former alaska governor sarah palin. as for the democrats, the vice president keeps dropping hints of running again for president. here's joe biden from election day. >> next time goug to vote for yourself? >> i don't think so. >> even though she keeps saying no to running, th
. for instance, the florida socialite seen here. around whom everything seems to revolve. that's jill kelley. not only is she a volunteer liz to macdill air force base in tampa, she is an honorary consul of south korea. it's not a real office, but it helps to explain one of the newer developments in this story. a phone call to 911 made this weekend when mrs. kelley spotted some uninvited guests from the media on her property. >> i'm an honorary consul general, so i have involablety. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well, but now they -- >> i don't really know about the involable thing, because trespassing is trespassing. she's not a diplomat by any stretch. on a much, much, much more important level though, a public show of confidence today from the secretary of defense. in the general who is overseeing the afghan war. now, the sec def says the fact he ordered an investigation into this man and the improper e-mails between john allen and jill kelley, he says it means only that. it is just an investigation. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one shou
of the 2012 presidential election has been finalized. it shows that the president did win florida over mitt romney, a 50% to 49%. that gives some 332 electoral votes to romney felt 206. -- romney's 206. >> two women were assaulted and robbed not only of their phones, but also of their coats. people living in this neighborhood said they had no idea about this. >> they did not know until our news crew showed up on the street asking questions. and this was a very violent assault. they never flashed a weapon, but they threatened to shoot the women if they did not cooperate. >> it is 48 st. nw, just before 1:00 saturday morning. two women were walking down the street when two vehicles rolled up alongside the. both women were sexually assaulted, then robbed of their coats and cell phone as. >> you know, my neighborhood is real cool, you know? the neighbors get along. everybody is real cool. >> it is stunning news in what neighbors say is as a community not far from the metro. there are children, teenagers and women who walk home at night. >> i am scared. i am concerned about the whole situation.
country has elected a president while the election results in florida remain too close to call. many are asking when it comes to voting why is the sunshine state still in the dark? >>> and bieber breakup. word that justin bieber and selena gomez have split. while they might be sad, a lot of 'tween and teenage girls are likely shrieking with joy, "today," saturday, november 10th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. general david petraeus was one of the most revered figures in washington. a four-star general known for turning around the war in iraq. >> he was even considered a potential presidential candidate, so his admission that he had an extramarital affair, forcing his resignation as cia director, has set off shockwaves around washington. it was discovered as part of an fbi investigation, and it's got many wondering did he compromise national security, and is there more to this story? we're going to have much more just ahead. >> and that is not the only big story in our nation's capital. president obama and ho
won the state of florida in tuesday's presidential election. florida didn't finish counting its absentee or provisional ballots until today. after record turnout with more than eight million ballots cast, the president beat mitt romney by about 74,000 votes. it's a big enough margin to avoid an automatic recount. the president won every swing state according to nbc news, except north carolina. >>> some residents along the new jersey coast got to return home today. residents of long beach island were allowed back for good. residents of seaside heights were escorted in by bus for just a few hours. they were allowed to grab whatever they could or whatever wasn't destroyed by superstorm sandy almost two weeks ago. it is still unclear when they will be allowed back to stay. >> can't do anything to my house until i'm allowed to come back. and mold will set in, and -- more damage could occur. if i'm not allowed to come back here for six months to rebuild, you might as well tear my house down. >> more than 4,000 new jersey residents are still living in shelters. and there are more than
. state of confusion, the rest of the country has elected a president and the ruts in florida remain too close to call. and when it comes to voting, why is the sunshine state still in the dark. and bieber break up, word that justin bieber and selena gomez may have split. they may bed sad, but many teenager girls are likelyikely screaming with joy. >>> on nbc news, this is "today." with lester holt and erica hill. >> welcome to "today" on a saturday. >> general david petraeus, a four star general, is known for turning around the war in iraq. >> his admission that he had an extramarital affair forcing his resignation at cia director set off shock waves across washington. it was part of an fbi investigation and if t has many wondering if he compromised national security. >> that's not the only big story. president obama and house speaker john boehner appear to be drawing lines in the sand on that looming fiscal cliff. big tax hikes and spending cuts that could take effect at the end of the year if they can't find a compromise. >>> also, it sounds crazy, but apparently it's real. you'll meet
, and we finally have a winner in florida. cnn projects that president obama will win the state. this is based on updated vote totals released yesterday. meanwhile florida governor rick scott is ordering a review of the election process in his state. people there waited in line for hours, even after polls closed in somt parts of south florida. >>> well, it is never too early to start looking ahead, so we asked cnn political editor paul steinhauser to start handicapping the 2016 presidential race. >> call it the never-ending campaign. when one election ends, the next one begins. >> i have just called president obama to congratulate him. >> i just spoke with governor romney, and i congratulated him and paul ryan on a hard-fought campaign. >> with the 2012 campaign barely in the rear view mirror, we're already talking about the next president in the white house. does the popular gop senator in florida have designs on running for the next republican nomination. a source close says that's way too premature. but it's always good to have friends in iowa. rubio's just one name in a larg
of inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. she is the florida woman whose complaints to the fbi eventually led to petraeus' resignation. in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal, the pentagon says that the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen, is under investigation, for sending allegedly improper e-mails to jill kelly. kelly is the florida woman who triggered the investigation and ultimately forced petraeus to resign. the pentagon is reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 documents involved. allen, meanwhile, denies any wrongdoing and remains in his current position. late monday, agents spent nearly five hours at the home of petraeus' former mistress, paula broadwell, leaving early this morning with several boxes. this, after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. >> in his universe, this moral failing is unacceptable and renders him unworthy of continuing this position of responsibility for the nation. >> reporter: the affair came to light over the summer, as part of an fbi investigation that began aft
rates? plus, our autopsy of the campaign. now that florida has had enough time to decide who won there last tuesday, a deep dive into the oh, so coveted i-4 corridor. find out how the region that includes disneyworld turned into the democrats magic kingdom. good morning from washington. it's monday, november 12, 2012. this is "the daily rundown. "i'm chuck todd. this is the federal holiday in honoring veterans day, by the way. to my first reads of the morning. it's a shiny metal object, the david petraeus investigation. it's overshadowing what is the biggest story still in washington for the next two months. the president this week will kick off an effort to rally public support for a deficit reduction plan that includes tax increases on the wealthy, leveraging the political capital that he believes he earned last tuesday. >> this was a central question in the election. and on tuesday we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. democrats, independents, and some republicans. >> that was his video address from the weekend. the president will meet with labor
developments following tuesday's election in florida disappointing news. republican congressman allen west with democrat patrick murphy currently leading in the district 18 house race, a judge issued a defeat for congressman west friday turning down his request to impound ballots and voting machines. >>> in arizona the former aid to gabby giffords who won a special election seat earlier this year has pulled slightly ahead of his republican opponent. democrat incumbent ron barber says he believes he has the votes to win with absentee and provisional ballots still uncounted. >>> and in california long time republican congressman mary bono mack just conceded late last night losing her seat to her democratic challenger. >>> in his first post election weekly address, president obama emphasized his plan to extend middle class tax cuts and reduce the deficit. his measured tone today different from an emotional moment that came on the heels of an exhaustive campaign. here's the president thanking his campaign workers. >> because of you guys [ inaudible ] that what i'm doing is important. i'm reall
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the election. 303 for obama and 206 for romney and that doesn't include florida which is likely to go for the president. what happened between the final polls and election day. here is polster frank lunz. it is a tough week for the polsters and people supporting mitt romney. a lot of people believed hoe had the edge and momentum? >> it should be a tough week. the published polls that the mitt romney campaign and republican establishment were trashing day after day turned out to be accurate and all of the polls for the republican establishment, i know house candidates who lost were shocked. senate republicans supposed to gain and they lost and before you criticize the romney campaign. mitt romney ran ahead of everyone of those republicans that lost. it is it a bad for establishment polster and something they should be held accountable for. you have to tell your clients the truth and be accurate and miss so many states and be off. your fox viewers should be outraged. day in and out they were told romney would win. hope hoe and pennsylvania and was never up. iowa and new hampshire state
election day, florida made it official-- president obama is the narrow winner there. after counting proscrigzal and absentee ballots, florida's secretary of state says the president defeated mitt romney by some 74,000 votes, just enough to avoid an automatic recount. with his florida victory, mr. obama ends up with a final tally of 332 electoral votes to romney's 206. in parts of the northeast this weekend, patience with the slow pace of recovery from super storm sandy is running as low as gasoline and power. found of homes and businesses in new york and new jersey have remained without power tonight. on long island, hundreds of angry people demonstrated outside the headquarters of the local power authority for a second straight day. with utilities and public agencies strained to breaking point, volunteers are rushing to fill the gap. here's tony guida. >> reporter: 12 days ago, sandy slammed into the rockaways, the storm drowned everything here, except hope. >> you need help? your parents do. what's their address? >> reporter: jamie jord expan her sister, jillian, rockaways born an
florida has learned since. >>> ♪ and on this veteran's day, we look to the thousands of men and women who have served and we'll ask if their needs have been met over the past four years, and we'll look ahead to the next four years, you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. >>> earlier we saw president obama honoring our nation's veterans during the traditional laying of the wreath ceremony at the tomb of the unknown. one of several events being held to pause and commemorate veterans day, from the sight as and sounds of parades like this in new york city, to the sheer silence of families visiting grave sites at arlington cemetery. today we all pause to thank and remember. >>> were veterans' issues honored on the campaign trail? some say not enough. governor romney neglected to mention veterans or america's wars during his speech at the republican national convention and after president obama said he would continue to fight for veterans during his acceptance speech they were not very prominent for the rest of his campaign. joining me now is former democratic congressman patrick murphy,
sent allen best packing, patrick murphy. looks like he's ahead in the vote in florida. >>> before we put the election to bed, let's take a fond look back at what one republican called the conservative loons and wackos who made campaign 2012 such a great spectator thing to watch. >> president obama once said he wants everybody in america to go to college. what a snob. >> what a snob. rick santorum was hardly alone and there's much more where that came from in the "sideshow." this is "hardball," the place for politics. ness pro. monarch of marketing analysis. with the ability to improve roi through seo all by cob. and from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. i'm going b-i-g. [ male announcer ] good choice business pro. good choice. go national. go like a pro. since ameriprise financial was founded back in 1894, they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times. good times. never taking a bailout. there when you need them
suppressed and disenfranchised. i joined oths in florida with operation lemonade. when you see how close these votes are, imagine if some people were not allowed to vote. it might have altered the outcome. we didn't tell people how to vote. we made sure people could vote. and because people could vote, it only increased democracy. it only increased people's participation. we need to make sure as we overhaul the system people can vote in a nation that stands and claims to be a shining light of democracy. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> the lost world of newt gingrich, mitt romney, and karl rove. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews on veterans day up here in boston. let me start tonight with this. it's a war of the worlds. one world is where you live. for you, america is a land of many people and many places. there's the deep south of cotton fields and warm summers. there's the california coast of sunny beaches and highways. there are rural areas where agriculture is king, a magnet for those ready for hard work. there
is not adding up. >> greta: as i understand it under florida state law, if there is a 5% margin there is a recount by florida law but the differential between you and your point you just missed that cutoff to force the recount? >> that is correct. that happened this past sunday when she did the partial recounted. we were able to pick up a 535 votes, she was one that went in and selected dated she wanted the count. then she cut it off abruptly and once again this is not about me, this is not about my opponent. this is the integrity of our electoral process and doing what is right. >> greta: you filed and your postpone the is going to respond. then you have some sort of hearing. do you have any sort of hearing date? can you give us some sort of timetable? >> hearing date has not been given. most important thing, we did not feel that there should be a certification of this until we have that complete recount of early votes. we do know the secretary of state of florida has sent down individuals to audit the supervisor of elections there because as i said the numbers are adding up. t
for failure. florida senator marco rubio, the son of cuban immigrants and a republican suggests the problem is both substantive. >> it's hard to make an argument to people that think that you want to deport their grandmother. >> decisive in 2012. 53% of the votes this year were cast by women who favored president obama by ten points. >> my wife is a democrat, and she was so close to voting for mitt romney, but then, you know, murdock and akin opened their mouths, and we sent them running back to the democratic party because they think we're nut where i. >> actually, married women tended favor mitt romney, but single women, a growing part of the population, went 3-1 for the president. >> i have just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. >> republicans have two years until the midterm to try to shed a little of the old off the grand old party and reach out to a quickly changing american demographic. they do not lack for suggestions. >> my ideal republican party would be republican party that was fiscally conservative, conservative on foreign policy and military policy, an
. that is up from a tie that we saw on election night. but down in florida, they are still counting the ballots. officials have until noon today to submit unofficial results to the secretary of state. cnn has yet to project a winner there, but with 97% of precincts reporting, president obama has a lead over romney. the romney campaign has conceded the race in florida. and for the first time since superstorm sandy hit new york, the lights on the statute of liberty were on. it is still closed. >>> in new jersey, chris christie says most areas of the state will have power by tonight. about 160,000 lost power because of the nor'easter that hit this week. >> life will be back for most of new jersey to normal come sunday. why do i mean, let's start with power. we backtracked slightly due to the nor'easter, after talking to them last night and this morning, my belief is that we will have almost 100% restoration by saturday night. >> you saw those dreadfully long lines on election day, how can we forget them, right? so what can states do to make sure that it doesn't happen again? or should the federal
. the latest developments around jill kelley, the florida socialite at the center of the storm, and her twin consider both have debt and legal problems yet both managed to cultivate relationships that got them into some pretty exclusive places including the white house. cheryl atkinson is in our washington bureau with more. good morning. >> good morning, anthony. the white house says kel lee and qualm visited there three times in recent months after the fbi began investigating allegedly threatening and jealous e-mails kelly received over her friendship with general petraeus. the white house says jill kelley and her twin sister natalie kwan visited three times in the past seven weeks having meals with a male staffer and taking a tour. it also extends to the tampa mayor and friday his office released 70 pages of e-mails mentioning kelley who frequently name dropped. we just got back from spending the weekend with the petraeus '. it was dave's 59th birthday. i am in d.c. having dinner with petraeus and john allen. the access included a 2010 fundraiser for marco rubio and h
in florida. >>> before we put the election to bed, let's take a fond look back at what one republican called the conservative loons and wackos who made campaign 2012 such a great spectator thing to watch. >> president obama once said he wants everybody in america to go to college. what a snob. >> what a snob. rick santorum was hardly alone, and there's much more where that came from in the "sideshow." this is "hardball," the place for politics. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. than giving her a diamond is surprising her with one. save the surprise. shop online and ship to any zales store free. only at the diamond store. ♪ i'm lost in the light >>> nate silver of t
in the vote in florida. >>> before we put the election to bed, let's take a fond look back at what one republican called the conservative loons and wackos who made campaign 2012 such a great spectator thing to watch. >> president obama once said he wants everybody in america to go to college. what a snob. >> what a snob. rick santorum was hardly alone, and there's much more where that came from in the "sideshow." this is "hardball," the place for politics. and you pick the price that works for you. great. whoa, whoa, jamie. watch where you point that thing. [ mocking ] "watch where you point that thing." you point yours, i point mine. okay, l-let's stay calm. [ all shouting ] put it down! be cool! everybody, just be cool! does it price better on the side? no, it just looks cooler. the name your price tool, only from progressive. call or click today. i got you covered. thank you. oh, you're so welcome. >>> nate silver of the "new york times" was one of the big winners, and he released the list of best and worst polls from the presidential campaign. of all the pollsters that released at
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